The fool who knows he is a fool is that much wiser. The fool who thinks he is wise is a fool indeed.
The fool is always concerned with only one thing—his ego. Anything that nourishes his ego is good—anything—and he is ready to cling to it. The fool even clings to misery, because it is his misery. He goes on accumulating whatsoever he can get, because the fool has no idea of his inner kingdom, of his inner treasures. He goes on accumulating junk because he thinks this is all that can be possessed. Junk outside and junk inside—that’s what people go on collecting. Things they collect, and thoughts they collect. Things are junk outside, thoughts are junk inside, and you are drowned in your junk.
Have a look, a dispassionate, detached look at your life, what you have been doing with it, and what you have got out of it. And don’t try to fool yourself, because this is how mind goes on.
Unless you have something that you can take beyond death, remember, you don’t have anything at all—your hands are empty. Unless you have something deathless, eternal, you are a fool.